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HOST General Membership Meeting Minutes of October 18, 2001
Call to Order:
The bi-monthly HOST General
Membership meeting was held on Thursday, October 18, 2001. The meeting was called to order by
Bob Perkins of the training center
gave a brief presentation on the operation and goals of the Training Center
Robin introduced Bill Mossman as the
facilitator of this meeting.
Captain Kanazawa gave a very in-depth
report of the new Port Security measures that have been put in placed since the
September 11, terrorist bombings. The ramped up security includes among other
things, through checks of incoming vessel passenger, crew and cargo lists. He
also asked the maritime industry to be more observant and to advise the Coast
Guard of any abnormal or suspicious activities.
Lt. Mark Willis gave a presentation
on new Security Zones, which include all major harbors and various offshore
Barbers Point and bunkering moorings. The security zone around cruise ships is
500 ft. but may be increased later.
Lt. CMDR Rick Hunt gave a
presentation on the new 96-hour advance notice for incoming vessels.
Pat Torres gave an update on Honolulu
Harbor heightened security.
Military in Water
Terry Ganiko and OS2 Roland
Krevocheza from the Navy gave a presentation on the training areas used by the
Navy. The “HOT” areas include an area about 40 miles south of Oahu and an
area off of Barking Sands, Kauai. Training does not include submarine training,
which is classified. The Navy has provided a complete copy of the Fleet Area
Control and Surveillance Facility (FACSFAC) for Hawaii. The PDF file is quite
large (over 500 pages) so it has
not been attached. If you are interested in receiving it, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will send it
Lt. Tom Griffitts gave a presentation
on STCW, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.
Additional information can be obtained by visiting http://www.uscg.mil/stcw or by contacting
Tom at email@example.com.
Update on the
Captain Gilbert Kanazawa informed the
membership of the status of the recovery efforts of the Ehime Maru. The boat has
been moved to shallower water off the Reef Runway and recovery diving is
underway. Some of the remains have been recovered.
HOST will have a booth at the November 11 Harbor Festival. HOST members are encouraged to contact Anne Stevens at 544-0448 if you are interested in helping to man the booth.
The meeting was adjourned at 1608.
The next General Membership meeting
will be on December 13, at 1400.